Scottish offshore spending 'fell 55%'

Scotland has hosted the deployment of Samsung's 7MW offshore turbine

Scotland has hosted the deployment of Samsung's 7MW offshore turbine

Scottish Renewables has warned that Scotland’s offshore wind sector risks being “left in limbo”, as it claimed investment by major developers more than halved last year.

Research by the industry group among developers active in Scotland suggests that £28.9m ($47m) was spent in 2013 compared to £63.6m in 2012.

Lindsay Leask, senior policy manager for Scottish Renewables, said: “A reduction of some 55% in a year is cause for concern not only for the sector, but should also be a worrying sign for the Scottish and UK governments too.”

A total of £193.4m has been invested to date, but Leask warned that developers with projects in Scottish waters cannot be “left in limbo”.

Leask added: “Uncertainty throughout the industry is growing as none of the Log in to read complete article.

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